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An electrosurgical instrument includes an electrode assembly having an electrode mechanically interlocked with a non-conductive body to as to form a gap therebetween. In one embodiment, complimentary surface features of the respective electrode and the non-conductive body interlock the components of the electrode assembly. In another embodiment, the electrode assembly includes a generally spherical electrode that is rotatable with respect to a non-conductive hood. A gap is formed between an outer surface of the electrode and an inner surface of the hood.

Title
Electrosurgical instrument
Application Number
9/92694
Publication Number
6080152
Application Date
June 5, 1998
Publication Date
June 27, 2000
Inventor
Steven Bacich
Half Moon Bay
CA, US
Dai T Ton
Milpitas
CA, US
Trinh N Nguyen
Foster City
CA, US
Piush Vidyarthi
San Francisco
CA, US
Thomas A Wrublewski
Sharon
MA, US
Paul C Nardella
Wareham
MA, US
Agent
Nutter McClennen & Fish
Assignee
Conceptus
CA, US
Medical Scientific
MA, US
IPC
A61B 18/14
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